Johanna (Ann) Theunissen, aged 83 of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully on Monday, March 29, 2021 and is safe in the arms of Jesus.
She was born on July 22, 1937 to Tony and Hendrika Romijn in the Netherlands.
She is survived by her son, John Theunissen, and daughter, Audrey Ives; sister, Ronnie (Larry) Tarachanowicz; brother, Rudy (Katrina) Romijn; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Herman; parents, Tony and Hendrika; brothers, Tony, Louis and Willy; brother in law, Inus (Herman’s twin) and nephews Renee; Theunissen and Brian Tarachanowicz.
Ann was an excellent cook who embraced her Dutch heritage and could make a killer pot of Dutch soup. Her hospitality was legendary. It didn’t matter who you were, you could count on 3 things, good food, good drinks, and good company. There is actual evidence that she was a loving, giving and caring wife, mom, oma, great oma, sister, God mother and friend to many.
And for the record – she did not lose her battle with cancer. When she died, the cancer died, so technically it was a tie.
She will be loved and missed forever by many.
There will be a Funeral Service Saturday April 10th. Visitation is from 11 to 12. The funeral is at 12. New Community Church 2340 Dean Lake Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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